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Ruby Evelyn Dodd

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Ruby Evelyn Dodd

Age 95 of Pennsboro, Beason Community, passed away May 06, 2012 at Pineview Continuous Care in Harrisville, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 04, 1916 at Beason, a daughter of the late Clay and Ruby (Hammond) Lamm.

Evelyn was a homemaker and retired after 20 years service from the Ritchie County Board of Education as a Teacher’s Aide. She was a Pennsboro High graduate of 1934 and a member of the Rainbow Grange for over 50 years.

She was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her four children: Max Dodd and his wife Laura of Beason, Greg Dodd of Charleston, Gary Dodd and his wife Sue of Beason and Ruth Ann Dodd of Beason, 7 grandchildren: Beverly McDonald, Bradley Dodd, Bryan Davis, Nikki Hall, Amber Hodge, Valerie Collins and Lacy Dodd, 10 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Burl Dodd, sister Irene Ross and brothers Blaine and Harry Lamm.

Funeral services will be Thursday 3:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, with Reverend Robert Perine officiating.

Interment will follow at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beason United Methodist Church, PO Box 485 Pennsboro, WV 26415.

Billy E. “Butch” Spencer

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Billy E. “Butch” Spencer

Age 69, of Ellenboro, WV (Finch Community), departed this life on Sunday, May 06, 2012, at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Butch was born September 23, 1942 in Greencastle, IN, a son of the late Ralph and Irene (Hood) Spencer.

He was a veteran of the US Army from 1960-1976, serving two tours in the Vietnam War, and achieving the rank of Sergeant. He was a mechanic by trade and greatly enjoyed his antique truck and his friends. He was a life member of the Parkersburg VFW #1212, Amvets of Parkersburg #34, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2307 Parkersburg.

He is survived by his daughter, Penny Sue Steel (Dennis); sisters, Patricia Branson (Bill), Atlanta, GA, Norma Fink, Mount Meridian, IN; Florence Stockton, (Harley) Bainbridge, IN; brothers, Ronald Gene Spencer ( Lois) and Ralph Spencer, Jr. (Becky) both of Greencastle, IN; friends and neighbors, Rick Phillips and TJ Boyce, both of Ellenboro, WV (Finch Community); friends, Donald and Donna Cottrill, Pennsboro; Luann Jenkins, Ellenboro, WV; Ken Heeke, IN; 3 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, 12 nephews, 1 niece, and 21 great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Jones; second wife, Doris Colleen (Carr) Spencer, and an infant twin brother.

Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, with the Rev. James Pyles, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pullman Cemetery where full military honors will be presented by Harris-Ritchie Post #3554.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary Ellen Moore

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Mary Ellen Moore

Age 82, of Buckhannon, WV, died May 04, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was born August 18, 1929 in Cairo, WV, the daughter of the late Harvey and Mayme Higgins Sandy.

Mary Ellen had been a supervisor at Pennsboro Manufacturing and was a homemaker.

She was a former member of Reynoldsville Baptist Church and a member of the Hebron Grange.

Mary Ellen enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha Sue Rader of Morgantown, Kathy Lee Howell of Humble, TX, and Patricia Diane Harvey of Buckhannon; two sons, Charles Harvey “Bud” Moore of St. Marys, and Robert Ray Zweck of Crosby, TX; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Moore whom she married July 1947; brothers, Max, Ralph, Lloyd, and Bill Sandy; and sisters, Elizabeth Windom and Nina Sandy.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Robert Perine officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends called at the funeral home Monday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Geraldine Fischer

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Geraldine Fischer

Age 93, of Tanner, Gilmer County, WV, passed away May 04, 2012.

Born in Gilmer County, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Audrey Cunningham.

Surviving are her husband, Howard Fischer, several step-children and friends. A sister, Clara Belle Ferrell of Paden City, WV. Two nephews, Charles Cunningham of Florida and Doug Ferrell of Columbus, Ohio. A niece, Jill Ferrell of Paden City, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nettie Cunningham and a brother, Worth (Shy)Cunningham.
Funeral services will be held Monday May 07, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV.

Pastor Mark James will officiate.

Interment will be in the Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday.

Delma Mea Summers Ritchey

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Delma Mea Summers Ritchey

Age 76, of Ellenboro, WV, departed this life May 05, 2012, at Parkersburg.

She was born October 03, 1935, at Brandonville, WV, a daughter of the late Chester and Gladys Shaffer Summers.

She was a homemaker and member of Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and in area cantatas.

She enjoyed crocheting, making many baby blankets for charity and modern western square dancing.

She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Ritchey; sons, Donald Ritchey Jr. and wife, Thelma, Uniontown, PA, and Rodney W. Ritchey, Ellenboro, WV; daughter, Andrea S. Mahaney, Ellenboro, WV; brother, Chester Junior Summers, Bruceton Mills, WV; grandchildren, Joseph A. Ritchey and Julia Mae Ritchey; three step-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; and seven step great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, with the Rev. Kelly Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service Wednesday.

Dayton S. Sidwell

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Dayton S. Sidwell

Age 77, of Mount Alto, WV, formerly of New Haven, WV, passed away April 27, 2012 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV, after an extended illness.

Dayton was born in Glenville, WV April 25, 1935, the son of the late Della May Wright Sidwell and Floyd Sidwell of Glenville, WV.

He was a Christian by faith and attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Mount Alto, WV.

He owned and operated service stations in Ohio and West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Anna Jane King Sidwell; one son, Gary Sidwell of Creston, OH; and his brothers, Cline Sidwell of Glenville, WV, Isaac Sidwell of Wadsworth, OH, and Russell Glen of Glenville, WV.

Dayton is survived by his children, Christina Burkey (Don) of Simpsonville, SC, Dan Sidwell (Lesa) of Long Bottom, OH, Sandra Kieffer (Norman) of Ravenswood, WV, and Karen Click (Brian) of Mount Alto, WV; grandchildren, Ryan and Roger Drouhard, Dan and Derek Sidwell, Brian and Kimberly Castor, Kevin and Kelcie Kieffer, Diedra Click Casto, Josh and Patrick Click; and great-grandchildren, Mason and Brooke Drouhard, Dannee Paisley, Laynie Brantly, Cameron and Calli Sidwell and Kalli and Brailey Click.

A celebration of Dayton’s life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennewa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

The family would like to say the staff at the Hubbard Hospice House is wonderful and we deeply appreciate the services they provide.

We also want to extend a thank you to River Valley Health and Wellness Center in Ravenswood and Dr. Greer for the kindness and respect they treated Dayton with during his illness.

David Kent Cogar

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David Kent Cogar

Age 72, of Harrisville, WV, passed away on May 01, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

A memorial service is being planned for August and Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eva Elaine Cooke

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Eva Elaine Cooke

Age 70, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Shock, Gilmer County, WV, passed away April 30, 2012 at Hubbard House in Charleston.

She was born at Shock, WV the daughter of the late Orval and Nellie Dobbins Nicholas.

Surviving are her children, Will Orval Cooke of Johnson City, Vermont, Walter Stephen Cooke of Scott Depot, WV and Gerald D. Cooke Jr. of Charleston WV; three sisters, Darlie Norman of Gandeeville, WV, Neva Haines of Ravenna, OH and Paulette Chenoweth of Arizona; two brothers, David Nicholas of Weston, WV and Darrell Nicholas of Rosedale, WV; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV. Evangelist Gene Miller will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

Russell Darell Stewart

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Russell Darell Stewart

Age 50, of Sutton, WV passed away May 02, 2012 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on August 17, 1961 in Sutton, WV.

He was the son of Earnest and Doris Arlene Morrison Stewart of Sutton. Russell was a coal miner.

He is survived by his Parents, , Brothers- Roger Stewart and wife Tammy , Robert Stewart and wife Becky all of Sutton, and Richard Stewart and wife Sandy of Tesla, Sister- Roberta Rose and husband Jim of Gassaway, Katina Asbury who called him her dad, and her three children who called him Grandpa and several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday May 05, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.

Burial will follow at Bug Ridge Community Cemetery, Sutton, WV.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is humbled to serve the Stewart family.

Winnie Catherine (Sims) Frame

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Winnie Catherine (Sims) Frame

Age 78, of Clermont, FL, formerly of Bland Street Weston, WV passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Clermont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Clermont, FL following an extended illness.

She was born in Weston on March 13, 1934: daughter of the late Harry Sims and Ercie C. (Williams) Sims.

Mrs. Frame is survived by one son: Michael G. Matthews of Weston and two step sons: Michael K. Frame of Mt. Dora, FL and Rick W. Frame of Normantown. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Nicholas Matthews of Weston and Jennifer Edwards of Jane Lew, 6 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild. Also surviving are two brothers: Donald B. Sims of Weston and William Lee Sims of Lyons, KS and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Frame was preceded in death by one step son: Joseph G. Frame, one granddaughter: Tabitha Hinchman, two brother: Harry E. “Nub” Sims and John R.Sims, and three sisters: Marie McCue, Dorothy McCray and Wanda Lou Goldsmith.

Mrs. Frame was a glassworker with several of the local Weston glass factories and worked at the Alkahn Label Factory of Weston. She loves gardening with her flowers and needlepoint Christmas ornaments.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, May 04, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor William J. B. “Bill” Gum officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Winnie Catherine (Sims) Frame.

Beatrice Wolfe

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Beatrice Wolfe

Age 98 of Fairground Road, Glenville West Virginia, departed this life at 1:45 PM Sunday April 29, 2012 at the Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

She was born January 14, 1914 daughter of the late Peter and Eula Ash Cochran.

A retired teacher Mrs. Wolfe began teaching in a one room school in Glenville.

She then moved to Baltimore, Maryland with her husband where she began teaching head start in the Baltimore Inner City School System for over 40 years, until her retirement at age 65.

In 1985, she and her husband moved to Clearwater Florida, where they lived until his death in 1994.

She then moved to Delray Beach Florida to be close to her daughter and spent 18 years there before returning to Glenville.

She was an active member of ADK Teachers Sorority while in Baltimore.

She was member of the Seacreast Presbyterian Church, in Delray Beach.

In 1937 she was united in marriage to Franklin Granville Wolfe, who preceded her in death in 1994.

Surviving are 1 daughter; Ellen Costanza and husband Michael of Delray Beach, 2 granddaughters; Terri Ellen Harris and Toni Lee Strickland both of Atlanta Georgia, 1 great-grandson; Taylor Allen Strickland. 1 brother; Harry Cockran of Akron Ohio, 1 sister-in-law; Eloise Wolfe of Glenville, Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Along with her parents and husband, Beatrice was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Friday May 04, 2012 at the Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating.

Burial will follow the service.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Beatrice Wolfe with arrangements.

Grace Gregg

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Grace Gregg

Age 89, widow of Ora E. Gregg, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

Born on October 21, 1922, in Ritchie County, WV, she was a daughter to the late George F. and Martha Ellen Jones Hendrickson.

She was a homemaker and foster grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Shawn (Marvin) Polan; six grandchildren, Tiffany (Jason) Wright, Trinity (Tim) Miller, Martin (Kim) Polan, Tempest Polan and Mitchell and Marshall Polan; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and four sisters.

A graveside service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at the IOOF Cemetery (Park Section) with Pastor Kay Larsen officiating.

Friends called from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

Betty Bracco

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Betty Bracco

Age 86, of Waco, Texas passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.

Betty was born on June 22, 1925 in Gilmer County, WV to Berkley and Nellie Barbarow.

Betty retired from Texas Farm Bureau.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waco. She served as a greeter on Sunday mornings, was a member of the Women’s Group and the Odell Dudley Sunday School class.

Betty enjoyed baking and gardening. She always had cookies for her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward; daughter Cynthia; and son Larry. Siblings Marjorie Woofter and Berkley “Junior” Barbarow.

She is survived by grandson, Lance Bracco and wife Shonna of Crawford; Ashley Moody and husband Rob of Valley Mills; and Lesley Winget and Husband David of Speegleville. Great Grandchildren Lance Bracco, Jr., Kamryn and Landon Winget, Brooke and Hayley Moody. Siblings Marie Flaherty of Parkersburg, WV; Lois Bode of Clendenin, WV; Janice Triutt of Salisbury, MD; Don Barbarow of Riley, WV; Phyllis Ruppert of Troy, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Providence Hospice and the Visiting Angels for thier compassionate care during their grandmother’s illness.

Funeral services were 9:30 AM Monday, April 30, 2012 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Greg Knippa officiating.

Visitation was 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Hospice.

Rheita Joyce Minney

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Rheita Joyce Minney

Age 67, of Gassaway, WV, died April 29, 2012 with her family by her side.

She was born November 01, 1944 in Glenville, WV, a daughter of the late Teddy Earl and Alma Pearl Sprouse Greenlief.

Joyce attended Gilmer County High School and Glenville State College. She was a teacher for 28 years in Braxton County Schools. During her teaching career, she was very supportive and active in all Braxton County youth athletics and programs, frequently sponsoring and chaperoning student activities; a cheerleader coach, sponsor for Student Council, sponsor of the National Junior Honor Society and a member of BCEA, WVEA and NEA.

In retirement, she and her husband Dan were members of PALS.

She was an active member of Glenville Baptist Church.

She enjoyed playing bingo with friends, had an extensive bowling family, loved games of any sort and was devoted to all types of family gatherings. Her zest for life and her love of family created many memories for both family and friends, and she will be sadly missed. She is lovingly remembered by her siblings and their spouses, Mary Sue and Walter Roe, Betty Wright and the late Willard “Hep” Wright, Phyllis and Leon Starkey, Pat and Ken Clutter, Larry and Mary Greenlief, and Nancy and Tom Minney.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Daniel Minney of Gassaway; her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Pat Minney of Comfort, WV; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, whom she cherished.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Wanda Boggs; and her brothers, Bill, Jack, and Fred Greenlief.

Service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Allen Donaldson officiating.

Burial will be in the Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville.

Friends may call from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Greta Gae Ball

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Greta Gae Ball

Age 78 of Big Springs, WV, passed away April 27, 2012 at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Systems of Grantsville, WV.

She was born August 18, 1933 in Calhoun County and was a daughter of the late Shirley and Idella Radabaugh Richards.

She attended the Chapel Baptist Church at Nobe, WV.

Surviving are her children, Jeanette Tingler of Big Springs, Lou Ann (Donald) Surber of Poca WV and Rodney (Sandra) Ball of Vale NC; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Ball, March 02, 2012.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV.

Interment will be in the Nobe Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

Carina Louise (Simons) Belcher

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Carina Louise (Simons) Belcher

Age 77, of 1 Batman Circle of West Columbia, West Virginia, formerly of Weston slipped away peacefully on April 27, 2012 in the Lakin Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Belcher was born on January 26, 1935 daughter of the late Edgar J. Simons and Mary Irene (Sandy) Simons.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother Duane R. Simons and her former husband Vern W. Belcher.

She is survived by one daughter Patty Davis and husband Chris of Greensboro, North Carolina, and one extra special grandson Zachary Todd Davis of Greensboro, North Carolina. Also surviving is one brother Anthony H. (Iris) Simons of Weston and one sister Cheryl Frazier of Concord, California, and several nieces and nephews.

Carina was an avid movie enthusiast with her favorite genre being Westerns and her favorite actor was John Wayne. Mrs. Belcher’s other passions were playing bingo and shopping - especially for shoes. Carina also enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandson Zach whom her world revolved around.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will follow visitation at 1:00 PM and be held in the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charlie Barrett officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Carina Louise (Simons) Belcher

Carlton “Bill” Lynn Smith

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Carlton “Bill” Lynn Smith

Age 80, of 103 4B Mobile Home Park, Weston, WV, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM at the Crestview Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

He was born on June 14, 1931 son of the late Willie Harrison Smith and Nellie Madge (King) Smith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one step son Bobby Davisson, one grandchild, four brothers Harry, Argle, Waynard, and Junior Smith, and five sisters Faye Shaffer, Chole Jones, Wava Britton, Louise Phillips, and Snow Smith.

He is survived by his companion of 29 years Margaret Davisson. Also surviving is one daughter Shirl Blair and husband John of Massachusetts, three sons Jerry smith and wife Gayle of New Hampshire, Gary Smith and wife April of Martinsburg,, and Randy Smith of Buckhannon, and one step son Ricky Davisson of Weston. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his companion, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren he is survived by one sister Ruby Scarff Harris of Weston.

Mr. Smith served his Country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Smith was Methodist by Faith.

He worked at Kanes Hardware for over thirty years. Bill was a man of many passions he enjoyed playing a twelve string guitar, sing, and even wrote his own songs, he also enjoyed playing cards, and art painting. Mr. Smith was a member of the American Legion and the Lewis County Senior Center.

Family were receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Rock groves Cemetery with the Lewis County Honor Guard providing full Military Honors.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Carlton “Bill” Smith”.

Alpheus Junior Nester

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Alpheus Junior Nester

Age 66, of Mt. Zion, WV, went to be with the Lord April 28, 2012 due to a sudden blood clot to his lung.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, WV.

He was a retired stone mason.

He attended the Cremo Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Starcher Nester of Mt. Zion; two sons, Michael Nester of Grantsville and Richard Nester of Parkersburg; two daughters, Lisa (Jerry) Bower of Parkersburg and Vicky (Larry) Stull of Mt. Zion; three sisters, Faustine Shaffer of Fairborne, Ohio, Inez (Ola) Tucker of Elyria, Ohio and Beverly (Ray) Hall of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Roy Nester of Millstone; two sisters-in-law, Oleva (James) Nester of Harrisburg, NC and Sandy (Carl) Nester of Davisville, two brothers-in-law, Brian (Emma) Deem of Avon Lake, Ohio, and George (Joyce) McKown of Leachtown; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Russell and Oma Nitz Nester; three sisters, Emma Deem, Suzie White and Joyce McKown; three brothers, James, Lyle and Carl Nester.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville will Rev. Larry Bennett and Rev. Roger Carter officiating.

Interment will be in the Hur Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday.

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Charles Donald Butcher

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Charles Donald Butcher

Age 53, of St. Marys, WV, died April 26, 2012 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born April 29, 1958 in Gassaway, WV, a son of Virginia Marie Barnette Butcher of St. Marys, and the late Charles Edward Butcher.

He was a farmer, loved his horses and being outdoors.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by five children, Lora Butcher, Justin Sunderman, Ally Butcher, Paul Butcher and Donnie Butcher; six grandchildren, Chelsea, Chloe, Abby, Farrah, James and Blake; three sisters and one brother.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert; and one sister, Tonya.

Services will be Monday 2:00 PM at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Barr officiating.

Burial will follow at McMullen Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Robert L. Carpenter

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Robert L. Carpenter

Age 62, of Rush Run Community, Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away April 26, 2012 at Minnie Hamilton Health Systems at Grantsville, WV.

He was born in Calhoun County a son of the late Shirley and Blanche Brookover Carpenter.

He was a brick layer and foreman for the L.M.R. Construction Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio prior to his retirement and was a member of Union 5 Bricklayers. He was a loving husband and father.

Surviving are his wife, Druanna Carpenter and his children, Catheline Carpenter of Ft. Myers, Florida, Robert Carpenter, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of Avon Lake, Ohio, Scott Roberts (Robin) of Olmstead Falls, Ohio and Derek Roberts of Beckley, WV; three granddaughters, Kayla McDonald, Tiffany and Ashley Jean Carpenter; two grandsons, Jacob McDonald and Paul Howard Roberts; one great granddaughter, Eowyn Applegate; five sisters, Ireane, Jean, Carol, Judy and Cathy; one brother, Ronald Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Carpenter and a brother, Paul Carpenter.

There will be no visitation or services. Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg is entrusted with the arrangements.

Charles Robert “Bob” Satterfield

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Charles Robert “Bob” Satterfield

Age 66 of Cairo, WV, passed away April 25, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born April 10, 1946 in Parkersburg, a son of Luella Sue (Holpp) Satterfield of Pennsboro and the late Charles “Junior” Satterfield.

Mr. Satterfield worked for Remington-Rand in Ohio, the Mason Sawmill and Simonton Windows before his retirement. He was a U. S. Army veteran and served in Europe during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Bill was an avid NASCAR fan and collected Jeff Gordon memorabilia.

Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Mardella (Reed) Satterfield, three sons: Bill Satterfield (Cindy) of Chrisman, IL, Eddie Satterfield (Stacy) of Harrisville and Anthony Satterfield (Nikki) of Depew, NY, daughter Vera Satterfield of Cairo, his siblings: Gary Satterfield of St. Marys, Linda Freeland of Pennsboro, Kenny Satterfield of Pike, Neal Satterfield of Pennsboro and David Satterfield of Pennsboro.

He also leaves behind 10 loving grandchildren: Bobby, Kevin, Skyler, Mitchell, Zachary, Taylor, Tara, Samantha, Clayton and Caleb.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Ronnie and Bill Satterfield and sister Sondra Roach.

Funeral services will be Saturday 1:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Reverend Bobby Roth officiating.

Interment will follow at the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery with full military honors provided by Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554.

Visitation was Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Lucille B. McMillan

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Lucille B. McMillan

Age 89, of West Union, WV departed this life on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in the West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born on January 28, 1923 in Doddridge County a daughter of Carl Earl and Laura McKitrick Baker.

Twice married she was preceded in death by her first husband, Junior Owens and her second husband, Cecil McMillan.

She is survived by two nephews, Carl Harris and wife Norma Jean, Ripley, Charles Harris, Columbus, OH, two step-sons, Richard McMillan and wife Patricia, West Union, Philip McMillan and wife Sheila, Big Flint, step-daughter, Sue Towner, Big Flint and one great nephew, Mark Rhodes, Ripley.

One sister Edna Alice Harris and one nephew, Jamie Brooks Harris also preceded her in death.

Mrs. McMillan was a member of the West Union Christian Church.

She was owner and operator of the Farmers Exchange and the 5&10 Store in West Union. She loved gardening and working with flowers and plants.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St. West Union with Pastor David Waston presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

Family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Monday, April 30 from 11:00 AM until time of services.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the McMillan family.

Wilma Louise Gaines

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Wilma Louise Gaines

Age 89, of Weston, WV, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born February 09, 1923, in Lewis County, WV, a daughter of the late James Marian Burkhammer and Martha Ann Brady Burkhammer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Delbert Ray Gaines on September 25, 2000; and 11 siblings, Maggie Ann Burkhammer, Bessie Weekly, Gertrude Boyles, Lucy Burge, Dora Burge, Doshia Burge, James Burkhammer, Minnie Montgomery, Albert Burkhammer, Roy Burkhammer and Eugene Burkhammer.

She is survived by three children, Ronald Smith and wife Trannis of Williamstown, WV, Nancy Critchfield and husband Bruce of Buckhannon, and Carol Law of Jane Lew, WV; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Friends called from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services were held 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Richard Justice officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

Stanley David “Smiley” Greathouse

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Stanley David “Smiley” Greathouse

Age 51, of Millstone, WV, passed away April 23, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown WV.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Gene Greathouse and Teresa Wears Norman.

He was employed at Monarch Rubber Company for 17 years.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Shirley Greathouse and his 2 sons, Matt Yoak of Charlotte NC and Alex Yoak (Heather) of Five Forks; a daughter, Amy Yoak of Mt. Zion; two grandchildren Bryan and Barron Yoak; two sisters, Diane Sampson of Spencer and Linda Dorsey of Palestine; a brother, Tim Finkenbinder of Orrville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

He was a great man who enjoyed life to the fullest and who will be missed dearly by all his friends and family.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg.

Rev. Shelly Mace will officiate.

Interment will be in the Greathouse Cemetery at Orma.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

Emelyne Rebecca Heckert

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Emelyne Rebecca Heckert

Age 85, of Rt #2 Jane Lew, WV passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012 in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following a brief illness.

She was born in Baldwin, WV on October 20, 1926: daughter of the late Robert L. Davis and Mary Mildred (Connor) Davis.

On April 15, 1947, she married Eugene E. Heckert, who preceded her in death on July 06, 1987.

Mrs. Heckert is survived by two daughters: Barbara L. Heckert of Ripley and Donna J. (Charles) Dyer of Jane Lew and two sons: Ron (Pat) Heckert of Weston and Rod (Paulette) Heckert of Clarksburg.

She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Kim Dyer, Jason Dyer, Ben Heckert, Chip Heckert, Regina Prince, Sarah LaFavor and Matt Heckert and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eugene, Mrs. Heckert was preceded in death by one sister: Helen Morrison and one daughter-in-law: M. Marie Heckert.

Mrs. Heckert was a postmaster with the United States Postal Service in West Milford.

She was a graduate of Troy High School.

She was also a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church of Weston, where she served in many capacities. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, of the church.

Mrs. Heckert was a homemaker and enjoyed doing crafty things around the home. She played the guitar and loved doing things with her children and grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Rod Heckert officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Emelyne Rebecca Heckert.

Rev. William “Bill” Griffin

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Rev. William “Bill” Griffin

Age 83, of Sutton, WV went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2012.

He was born on September 24, 1928 in Sutton to the late Alice Griffin.

Bill obtained his License to preach from Duke University in 1972. He was a United Methodist Minister at Spruce Lick and Centralia United Methodist Church’s and several other Methodist Church’s in Braxton County during his career. He was Chaplin for Braxton Memorial Hospital and Braxton Health & Rehabilition Center for many years. He was a 1948 Graduate of Sutton High School and a Army Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post.

He is preceded in death by his mother, sister; Virginia Riffle, brother; Bob Griffin.

Bill is survived by his loving wife; Unamae Griffin, sons; Timothy Griffin & wife Cathy of Gassaway, WV, Farrell Crites and wife Erma of Sutton, WV, grandchildren; Andrew, Hannah and Jacob Griffin, William Crites and wife Miranda, Clinton Crites and wife Heather and great-grandchildren; Jewelienne, Jaydrien, Peyton and Trevor Crites. Also several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday April 27, 2012 at Sutton Baptist Church, Sutton with Rev. Doug Smailes and Rev. Basil Hensley officiating.

Military graveside rites with American Legion Post #33 will follow at Harris Cemetery, Bug Ridge Road near Sutton.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Church.

The family request donations to: Spruce Lick United Methodist Church 350 Wolfe Creek Sutton, WV 26601.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Griffin family

Michelle Jean Parks

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Michelle Jean Parks

Age 52, of Ellenboro, WV passed away, Monday, April 23, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born October 01, 1959 in Richwood, WV, the daughter of the late Virgil and Betty Robertson Nichols.

She was a 1977 graduate of Harrisville High School and attended Glenville State College.

She was a member of Ellenboro Chapter 20 Order of the Eastern Star, and a Methodist by faith.

She had worked as office manager at Lucky Eye Care, Ellenboro and volunteered for the Ritchie County Humane Society.

Shelly is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steven Craig Parks, daughters, Erin Parks of Morgantown, Ashley Ginanni (Joseph) of Pennsboro, and Danielle Parks of Belpre, OH; three grandchildren, Tristen and Giuliana Ginanni and Ava Gizzi; sister, Sheryll Jameson (Mel); nieces, Melanie Edwards and Shannon Cress; great-nieces, Madeline Edwards and Olivia Cress; and great-nephews, Griffin and Connor Edwards and Kellen Cress.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 27, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Dan Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Finch, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Donations in Shelly’s memory may be sent to: Ritchie County Humane Society, PO Box 194, Harrisville, WV 26362, or American Cancer Society, PO Box 4451, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

Freda Mae Cottrell Falls Bugden

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Freda Mae Cottrell Falls Bugden

Age 75 of Arnoldsburg, WV, went home to be with the Lord at 4:27 PM April 21, 2012 surrounded by loving family and friends.

She was the daughter of the late Noah and Fronia Jones Cottrell, born May 07, 1936. She was a hardworking homemaker, a loving mother.

She was a faithful member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church.

She is survived by five children of Arnoldsburg, WV, sons, Russell and Rickie Falls and daughters, Linda Patterson, Mary McCumbers and Judy Stanford.

Also surviving are twelve siblings, Greta and Cliff Bargeloh of Parkersburg, Donald and Mary (King) Cottrell of West Lafayette, OH; Mildred and Rev. Glenville McBride, Sr. of Parkersburg, Calvin and Nancy (Groves) Cottrell of Siers Run, David Cottrell of Arnoldsburg, Randall and Cindy Hoskins Cottrell of Spring Run, Vera Johnson of Crummies Creek, Loretta and Jack Bishop of Spring Run, Kathy and Bernard Starcher of Elizabeth, WV; Carol and Victor Summers of Crummies Creek, Connie and Bradley Hoskins of Spring Run and Gerald Cottrell of Arnoldsburg; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and other surviving relatives.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Evert Lee Falls in March of 1993 and Raymond Bugden in October 2010; one daughter Norma Helmick of Nicut, WV in March of 2004; one grandson, Derald Glen Patterson of Nicut in October 2011, two brothers Melvin Cottrell of Crummies Creek in January 2012, Darrell Cottrell of Minnora, WV in August 1992, and one infant sister, Marie.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg.

Rev. Glen McBride, Sr. and Rev. Glen McBride, Jr. will officiate.

Interment will be in the Falls-Siers Cemetery at Arnoldsburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday.

Rosemary (Baugh) Lamm

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Rosemary (Baugh) Lamm

Age 84, of Jane Lew, WV, formerly of Clarksburg, WV, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following a brief illness.

She was born on September 8, 1927 in Grafton: daughter of the late Lewis F. and Lois (Smith) Baugh.

On August 16, 1946 in Oakland, MD, she married Darce W. Lamm, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Rosemary is a 1945 graduate of Grafton High School. She briefly attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and began work at Union Protestant Hospital in March of 1961, working as a surgery Tech from 1964 to 1969. She graduated in 1971 from Salem College with an associates degree in Nursing. Rosemary finished her nursing career working in ICU at United Hospital Center since 1975 and retiring in 1996.

Mrs. Lamm is survived by one daughter: Sheila (Donald) Reel of Jane Lew, four grandchildren: Dr. Adam(Lisa) Stout of Ashland, OH, Diana (Mike) Garrett and Lora (Nicky) Butcher of Weston, and Ben Stout(Friend-Johanna) of Clarksburg and 3 great grandchildren: Marissa and Austin Stout and J. W. Garrett. In addition to her parents and husband, Darce.

Mrs. Lamm was preceded in death by one sister: Betty Lee Rice of Morgantown and one daughter: Elaine Lamm, who died at birth.

Rosemary was a member of the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church of Jane Lew.

Also she was a member of the Gee Lick CEOS, the Rebekah Lodge, retired Union Protestant Nurse’s Association and American Legion Auxillary of Jane Lew. She will be truly missed.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Bonnie Starkey officiating.

Interment will follow services in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Quiet Dell, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Rosemary (Baugh) Lamm.

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